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Periodontal Surgery

If your dentist at TLC Dental Care diagnoses you with periodontal disease, he may recommend periodontal surgery if the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment.

Once bacteria spread below the gum line, the toxins they produce will begin to literally dissolve supporting tissue and bone. Pockets will form in the spaces created by this degenerative process. Basically, the more tissue and bone that is dissolved, the bigger these pockets become. Bacteria breed faster in these pockets and as they grow, the quicker the pace of degeneration. If periodontal surgery is not performed to reduce these pockets, the teeth will loosen and eventually fall out. Pocket reduction is a form of periodontal surgery that seeks to stop the degenerative cycle.